Driver's Education*Insurance companies require teen drivers to complete a 30 and 6 course before offering any premium discounts.
Driver’s Education Classes in Forsyth County Schools
FCS offers 30 hours of classroom instruction coupled by driving simulator experience. Students may earn 0.5 Carnegie units of credit for successful completion of the Driver’s Education class. Driving simulators are provided by the Forsyth County Board of Education and LEADER (Lanier Extended Area Driver Education Resource) Program in each high school. The class fee is $100. The six hours of behind-the-wheel training are available from many FCS Partners in Education.
Limited Certificate of Completion for Driver’s EducationFCS only issues limited certificates of completion at the end of 30 hours of classroom instruction which satisfies Joshua’s law requirement for obtaining a license. Certificates of completion for Driver’s Education are issued by state-approved facilities when a student has completed both the 30 hours of classroom instruction and the 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training. Because FCS does not offer behind-the-wheel training, there will be no certificates of completion issued for driver’s education. Additionally, FCS does not offer driving tests.Senate Bill 226, also known as "Joshua's Law," was passed during the 2005 General Assembly. Beginning July 1, 2021, all 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds applying for a Class D driver’s license must complete a total of 40 hours of supervised driving, including six hours of supervised driving recommended at night with a parent or guardian’s sworn verification that these requirements have been met. Any Georgia resident who has not completed an approved driver's education course must be at least 18 years old to be eligible for a Class D driver's license. He or she must have completed a total of at least 40 hours of supervised driving, including at least six hours at night. The same verification in writing by a parent or guardian is required.Driver Training Program CertificationsDenmark High School- LDT 687East Forsyth High School- LDT 722Forsyth Central High School- LDT 303Lambert High School- LDT 532North Forsyth High School- LDT 305South Forsyth High School- LDT 304West Forsyth High School- LDT 463Academies of Creative Education (ACE)- LDT 741